We need to secure the border, plain and simple. America is a nation built on the rule of law, which means we must enforce existing immigration laws.
Under the previous Administration, we saw good progress in curbing illegal border crossings by increasing security, the number of immigration enforcement officers and agents, and building physical barriers.
We need to increase the security along our nation’s borders and ports of entry to stop illegal immigration and protect our citizens from foreign threats.
I support common-sense policies to strengthen our border and national security like building the wall and reinstating Migrant Protection Protocols.
I introduced legislation to require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide all illegal immigrants with a Notice to Appear (NTA) for immigration court. My bill would also require DHS to revoke any status and work authorization from an illegal immigrant who doesn’t show up for their court date.
I joined my colleagues in asking the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office to look into whether the Biden Administration violated the law by stopping funding for the border wall after Congress specifically appropriated money for materials and construction
I cosponsored S. 42, the Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act which prohibits these jurisdictions from receiving certain public grants and protects law enforcement who work with federal immigration officials.